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and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this
unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> reporter: and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assault weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and o
ago, california democrat dianne feinstein pushed an vault weapons ban through congress. can she do it again, and is it the answer? she's with us this morning along with new york city's top cop ray kelly. as president begins his second term, republicans are rethinking who they are and where they go here. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. >> schieffer: we'll hear more on that from newt gingrich. tennessee republican representative, marsha blackburn. for analysis, being bring there david ignatius of the "washington post." david sanger of the "new york times," and from campaign 2012, obama adviser stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. back to face off one more time because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons, reinstate the ban.
very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats introduced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of california made her case today for banning the types of weapons used to carry out mass shootings. >> they fall into the hands, one way or another, of grievance killers, of gangs, of those who are mentally unstable or ill. >> reporter: the bill would stop the sale and manufacturing of semiautomatic weapons with military features such as detachable stocks, which make the guns easier to conceal. magazines and drums that hold more than ten rounds would also be outlawed. feinstein also asked half a dozen gun victims to share th
, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons reinstate the ban. you got this passed once before. it was uphill all the way. you can see this time it's going to be uphill, but why do you think you can get it passed? >> well, i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out 50,000 people in the field 68% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. i think what happens is you have one group-- namely, the national rifle association-- that has such a pronounced view that dominates the arena but we have the united states conference of mayors we have the major city chiefs, we have the largest police organization in the world supporting us, we have individual chiefs and sheriffs. we have pediatricians trauma room surgeons, teachers-- you name it, all the way down-- we have the clergy. we have the dean of the nationalica needald launch this and talk about effort he's going to put together among clergy of all types and s
this from senator feinstein. >> i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. >> coming up, a personal story about a day she rarely talks about. >>> i was just like a jack ass in a jumpsuit. i was a damn fool. >> he's back on stage. hear what it took for this 70's singing sensation to stay alive behind bars. >>> find out which bay area city saw more rainfall today than the previous 23 days combined. that and a beautiful shot of the bay bridge. those bay lights are practicing tonight. your forecast, right on through the weekend, coming up. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. the
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
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comes from a very public tragedy four decades ago. for diane feinstein, it is personal. >> well, i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor masconey and supervisor have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official was so traumatic she rarely discussed it. >> we're somebody that was very close to a tragic shooting. >> reporter: but here, in the launch to push the assault weapons ban, she talked about it in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like it is not like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter used to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on our battlefields. not on our stree
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
, california senator feinstein leads a new charge on capitol hill to ban assault weapons. a police chief responds to opposition by the nra. >> a 7 on your side investigation proms regulators to look into a company accused of misrepresenting work as part of a government rebate program. i'm michael finney. the story is straight ahead. >> also tonight a san francisco water front property about to get an extreme makeover. moving forward without forgetting its past. >> and. >> i company whose >>> california senator feinstein is trying again to get assault weapons banned. on capitol hill today, she introduces a bill to outlaw 158 military style assault weapons and claims to have a lot of backing. this is a photo sent to abc 7 news by a local contingent in washington today in support of the bill. mark? >> we wanted to come to oakland because oakland has suffered from gun violence and will be hearing from residents. this morning's press conference, senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prohibit 158 military style
the qualifications to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to the chance. u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. next at 8-30. an inside look at house police in the east bay are using technology to seek out the sounds of gun fire. >> hockey is back in the south bay. the first home game it was delayed because of a and h l lockout. scott rates is live outside the hrt pavilion in. the fans are ready for some hockey. >> reporter: absalom, outside of the h-p pavilion. absolutely. the fans are excited! >> i am so happy! >> it is about time we. it has been so great to be here back
of hunting and sporting weapons. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the national rifle association responded to feinstein's proposal, saying in part: the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsyl
to have more on the new push by california senator dianne feinstein and the plans by vice president biden as he takes the issue on the road. >>> plus some people who work in san francisco will get an extra payday. the new program san francisco city attorney plans to announce today and how it could impact you. it's all ahead. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us it's friday, january 25th i'm pam cook. and steve paulson is here. we've been talking about possibility of rain this weekend. what do you think? >> i don't think so, pam. >> okay good. >> a lot of cloud cover. patchy fog. it's very mild. the less you hear and see me, the better. we have mostly cloudy skies. we'll have partly sunny later on. mild, 60s for everybody. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is moving along very well. some of the road work we've had has been picked up. let's go to interstate 880. the traffic here looks very nice as we drive past the coliseum. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco along northbound 101 although i do see a little bit of road work on one of the ram
is telling us tonight about this wild ride. >>> plus the admission senator dianne feinstein made about her latest bill to ban assault weapons and why she's still hopeful it will pass. >>> chaos and tragedy at a club in brazil. what they did not do that could have prevented a fire that left 200 people left. >>> new video has surfaced showing daring drivers taking their side show stunts to a dangerous levels without fear of who's watching. jade hernandez is live now along interstate 880 to tell us what the highway patrol is saying about this latest stunt. >> reporter: this is as close to the freeway as we can get without getting into traffic. but it shows you where our video began tonight. what you will see is what some drivers witnessed firsthand. several cars spun around doing donuts with little regard for others. oakland traffic stopped near the coliseum many drivers not knowing what to do. we showed lifelong oaklander hall pictures of what drivers saw on the freeway yesterday. >> i think that was awful for them to just hold everyone at bay on the freeway as they did. >> reporter: the fre
with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
feinstein favors strict gun control measures because she's a california democrat representing a fairly liberal constituency. but she introduced legislation banning 150 assault weapons is the former mayor of san francisco. she came to office as the direct result of a notorious shooting, an assassination. the story from chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban of 2013. listen to this. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we're introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. our bill also prohibits other semi automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns. >> sean: now, what you just heard was your right to bear arms being shattered by the left wing lawmakers, 150 different firearms could soon be banned in the u.s. if in fact this bill is signed into law. earlier in the press conference, senator feinstein explained why it's important to prevent you, law abiding citizens and americans from opening so-called assault weapons which apparently now includes handguns and shotguns. look at this. >> military style assault weapons have, but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose to hold at the hip, if possible, to spray fire, to be able to kill large numbers
feinstein announced her own bill yesterday. it will eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push gun control this week. >>> dianne feinstein got personal while introducing her assault weapons bill. feinstein talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like -- it isn't like the movies -- it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she does concede that it has little chance of passing congress. >>> a well-known
. >> dianne feinstein is resuming her fight for a ban on assault weapons. this morning she introduced a bill on the floor of the senate and it is designed to stop at the sale, trar transfer and manufacturing of those weapons. >> they fall into the hands of those. they are sold out of trunks and back seats of automobiles in cities as well as gun shows with no questions asked -- >> senator feinstein introduced a similar measure in 1993 after a shooting there. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden just wrapped up a forum on gun control. biden partnered with google as part of a series of white house online fireside hangouts. a 21th century take on franklin roosevelts famous fireside chats on the radio, it was formed to come up with ways to reduce the violent following that. >>> a lawsuit over that there is scheduled for tomorrow. the drakes bay oyster company is suing the national park service after ken salazar ruled they should be closed. they have been in operation for almost 100 years and provides as much as 40% of the state's supply of fresh oysters. >>> some owners there are paying their yard
but they should have it back on in a couple of hours. >> new this morning, senator feinstein is reintroducing legislation calling for stricter controls on assault weapons. the california democratic unveiled her bill in washington, dc, this morning. she is proposing a new federal ban on assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator feinstein was instrumental in the original ban on assault weapons after the 1993 mass shooting in san francisco at 101 california which expired in 2004. her new measure is expected to face a tough fight in the senate with many g.o.p. lawmakers vowing to oppose new any restrictions. >> happening now online vice president biden is holding a live discussion about gun control. the fireside hangout on google social network google plus is the first of a series of conversations with top administration officials. he is taking questions about the push for increased gun control of president o
dianne feinstein banning a bill on semi assault rifles and ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthened her 1994 ban by banning the sale and manufacturing of 150 guns, including rifles and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. the measure would not cover weapons people already own as well as hunting and sport and antique and disabled weapons. the senator says the goal is to quote, dry up the supply of the weapons over time. >> together, we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> feinstein got in involved in gun control when supervisor harvey milk was killed by former superior dan white. >>> and back in california, job creation and budget concerns. that is what jerry brown spoke about in the third state of the state address. this is the third time they are doing this with california in the black. we have jodi hernandez with more about the governor's address. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown delivered a speech that left lawmakers smiling. the governor said california h
elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support the ban. >> it's wet in parts of the bay area tonight. spencer christian is in and tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. some locations receiving no rain at all, others receiving a soaking. south bay has been the wettest region in the bay area. we still have mainly light rainfalling around san jose. there have beens7lp pockets of heavier rainfall. quite a drenching there. here is a look at rainfall totals. livermore received a quarter inch. san jose, a third of an inch. look at the many locations t
. the affordable care act should be started by january. >> u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. >> these allow a mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. we should be out reached on how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain a powerful military-style weapons. >> pam: dianne feinstein emphasized the bill protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to use gun control for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. >> catherine: big changes are coming for women serving in the army and the marines. the pentagon is lif
dianne feinstein, introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapon ban. senator feinstein said, the bill would ban the sale of 157 military-style assault weapons as was ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says, the 20 children killed in the new town, conn. massacre or a wake-up call for the nation and now it is time for congress act. >> senate feinstein emphasized the bill does protect a right of law- abiding citizens who use guns from insecurity, a hunting and other recreational purposes. >> still ahead attention on the tarmac some scary moments at dulled international airport how to plant almost collided with the kron 4 morning news continues. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems.
feinstein says her redoubled effort faces an uphill battle again. but this one time things are different. >> i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out. 80% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. >> feinstein said her new gun control proposals have broad-based support. but she does acknowledge the national rifle association has the power to derail the movement because it represents gun manufacturers more than gun owners. >>> in fairfield officials tomorrow will resume their investigation of a fire that gut add comedy club. they say it started as an electrical fire friday night. flames destroyed the roof of the theater. fire investigators haven't been able to go inside because of structural issues. crews were able to remove debris yesterday and at least open the surrounding streets. >> we have metal siding up top that's blowing in the wind. those were damaged in the fire. the support studs were damaged in the fire. so we are trying to get those shored up so they don't leave the building and hurt somebody. >> as you can see, sky 7h
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
. senator dianne feinstein joins fellow democrats bruising the bill which would ban the purchase of semi automatic weapons with detaching magazine clips and also high capacity magazine. this president vowed to make gun control a priority in his second term of the newtown connecticut massacre. >> still, the bill does face a tough fight in congress and from the nra. and of of president obama's gun control proposals, analysts say this is the least likely to pass. shawn unanimous with the reasons for that. how confident are lawmakers behind the proposal? >> well, shep, senator feinstein and the other senate and house members who joined here repeatedly said they know this is going to be tough but they believe the newtown tragedy has changed the conversation and the pressure for capitol hill to get something done. here's a bit of what senator feinstein had to say. >> gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military, to kill large numbers of people in close combat, are replicated for civilian use. >> the
debate of gun violence moved to capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein took the lead and introduced legislation banning military assault weapons. jana katsuyama is live now outside of a mass shooting in san francisco that triggered the nation's previous ban. jana. reporter>> senator feinstein was behind that first ban. it all came as you say from a mass shooting in san francisco. back in 19 # -- 1993. thaáts when -- that's when a man went on a rampage killing 20 people. and now nearly 20 years later, the battle continues. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons. reporter>> senator feinstein's bill would ban 167 specific firearms. it includes semi automatic guns with a detachable magazine and at least one military feature. today's proposal comes nearly two decades after a deadly mass shooting in san francisco prompted feinstein's first assault weapons plan. segel was there when it happened >> . >> i was on the 36th floor. i was lucky. i got blind a -- i got behind a locked door. nothing see
dianne feinstein took the lead and introduced legislation banning military assault weapons. jana katsuyama is live now outside of a mass shooting in san francisco that triggered the nation's previous ban. jana. reporter>> senator feinstein was behind that first ban. it all came as you say from a mass shooting in san francisco. back in 19 # -- 1993. thaáts when -- that's when a man went on a rampage killing 20 people. and now nearly 20 years later, the battle continues. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons. reporter>> senator feinstein's bill would ban 167 specific firearms. it includes semi automatic guns with a detachable magazine and at least one military feature. today's proposal comes nearly two decades after a deadly mass shooting in san francisco prompted feinstein's first assault weapons plan. segel was there when it happened >> . >> i was on the 36th floor. i was lucky. i got blind a -- i got behind a locked door. nothing seems to have have happened to generate the type of in
feinstein reintroduced legislation to ban weapons. a report from washington, d.c. on the resistance the bill faces and the bay area mother whose are vowing to fight for its passage. >> reporter: lawmakers, police and victims stood behind senator dianne feinstein as she reintroduced a assault weapons ban. it is stricter than the expired 1994 ban. the new bill bans the sale of assault weapons. it would limit magazines to holding 10 rounds. >> these models are more powerful, more lethal and more advanced. >> reporter: on display are the guns lawmakers want banned, including the type of gun used in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> report
assaulting a woman a few days later. accused trigger man is awaiting trial. >> senator feinstein is trying to get another assault weapons ban passed through congress. >> the first ban expired after 10 years. abc 7 news joins us in oakland with details. >> after a mass shooting the senator was able to get an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear fr
disgusting behavior. on thursday, diane feinstein and fellow democrats bruced the new plan for the assault weapon's ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong in the city. they are not hunting withins and not necessary for the defense. >> nra condemned proposal. gun bans do not work . we are confident that congress will reject senator feinstein wrong handed approach. susana huff aagrees. she say it does nothing to keep minute people safer and she knows first hand what it is like to be in the presence of a mad man with a fire arm. >> i didn't grow nup a house with guns. i don't hunt. but i was given a gun by a friend when i was 21 to carry in my purse for self defense and taught how to use it. a couple of yearrs ago, my parents and i went to a cafeteria in texas on a bright sunny day . we were not in a dark alley. >> that was susaba huff testifying two decades ago. and that bright sunny day was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pick up truck through the luby's cafeteria in keileen, texas. >> it took me 45 seconds to realize that this man was not there to commit a robbery or
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